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Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Don't you just love harvest time? ...
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Noodles (Trimmed)

Noodles (Trimmed)

Once Upon a Time in. . . .  (Thanks to Jim, Nicoletta and Bhi)) ...
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A Death Refracted - Part 2

A Death Refracted – Part 2

Part 2 of the story ...
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The Cat Sat On the Mat

The Cat Sat On the Mat

Paws for thought ...
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Latest Poetry

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

That is the question ...
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The Song of the Viral Particle

The Song of the Viral Particle

A rhyme for the times ...
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Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach

The minute life stops being precious ...
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Hewn in Rock

Hewn in Rock

One from the archives re-posted with audio. A special moment in time from my memory bank. I have written quite ...
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This Word "is"

This Word “is”

This word "is" keeps me awake looking past somewhere which is to the left of nowhere in the middle of ...
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The Year Moves On.

The Year Moves On.

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Adverbs

Adverbs

  nevertheless is an adverb that means the heretofore does not diminish the hereinafter or to re-interpret the first law ...
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breathless at the threshold

breathless at the threshold

a true account ...
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Straight to the Point

Straight to the Point

A sporting achievement ...
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Latest Non-Fiction

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

This is my diary for the 5 weeks I was staying with friends in Ufa at the edge of the ...
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Il Capitano

Il Capitano

An armchair traveller ...
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EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

Part 2 after Setting Off For The Soviet Union in 1970 ...
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I Don't Much Like The Rain

I Don’t Much Like The Rain

This is a rewrite of something I first penned in 2004.  Mind you, the core of it might be the ...

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Qui bono.

Qui bono.

I have tried to reduce, To cover my footprints, The wind turbine, the solar panels, ...
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Is that you Bobby?

Is that you Bobby?

This is based on a rather sad encounter I had some years ago ...
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fine

fine

i am not fine i am fine with it ...
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Forgotten Coats.

Forgotten Coats.

A swell of voice in trebled song rides high across the vale where joyous face of vibrant eye shall shake ...
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Meditation

Meditation

Eyes half-closed, I see a seashore at night, waves touching my feet in delight; gently I feel the warmth of ...
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